If you reject $213 million, you must be convinced you are worth a lot more than that.
It’s not like $213 million was a bad offer: it wasn’t.
It’s just that Judge and his representation believe he is worth more.
Not only do they think that way, but the player is backing up his speech with incredible play.
He is having the season of his life: he is slashing .286/.361/.627 with 29 homers, and it’s July 1.
All Rise For The Fourth All-Star Game In Judge’s Career
Thanks to his incredible efforts on the field, he has been elected to his fourth All-Star Game.
All-Rise for the All-Star! 👨⚖️
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 30, 2022
The first phase of the All-Star Game voting process is over, and Judge was the most popular player with more than 3,000,000 votes.
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves led the National League, and both players are now assured of a place in the Midsummer Classic.
From the moment he decided not to take the Yankees’ offer on Opening Day, Judge knew that everything he did would have an impact on his future contract.
Fortunately for him and his camp, it has been all for the best: he is thriving stats-wise, he is getting accolades and awards, and he is showing the world he can be the most dominant hitter in the league if he truly wants to.
This All-Star Game designation (as the leading vote-getter, no less) only helps him get a larger contract in the offseason.